For the first time, Nia Long has spoken out about the suspension of her fiancé Ime Udoka as head coach of the Boston Celtics.
Her silence on the scandal broke for a long time The Hollywood Reporterbut she didn’t go into details about Udoka’s year-long suspension, which was handed down in September for what the NBA team called “violations of team policy.” the athletic’s Shams Charania reported at the time that Udoka was allegedly involved in an “inappropriately intimate and consensual relationship” with a female member of the Celtics organization.
Long, an actress who is known for roles in films such as guys in the area and TV shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel AirShe has a son with Udoka. She discussed The Hollywood Reporter how hard the news of the scandal was for her young child.
“I think the most heartbreaking part of all of this was seeing my son’s face as the Boston Celtics organization decided to go public with a very private situation,” Long told the publication. “It was devastating and still is. He still has moments when it’s not easy for him. If you’re in the business of protecting women — I’m sorry, no one from the Celtics organization even called to see if I’m fine, to see if my kids are fine. It’s very disappointing.”
This is a current story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
https://www.newsweek.com/nia-long-ime-udoka-scandal-celtics-1764024 Celtics made “very private situation public”